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Organization totals ($ in millions)

Worldwide 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $217.5 $152.7 42.5

Billings $655.4 $538.8 21.6

Employees 1700 NA NA

Offices 35 NA NA

Notes: Incepta Group's advertising component is shaped by the Citigate group of agencies that focus heavily on financial advertising among full-service offerings. The ad organization also includes considerable PR returns that in 2000 accounted for gross income of $151.3 million. Incepta in 2000 bought SEA, Duesseldorf, one of Germany's largest independent agencies, and Financial Communications in Milan, which it renamed Citigate Italia. In July 2000, Incepta acquired Cunningham Communication, Palo Alto, Calif., a PR and marketing agency, and renamed it Citigate Cunningham.

Officer: David Wright, exec chmn

Headquarters: Incepta Group/3 London Wall Bldgs., London Wall, London, U.K. EC2M SSY/Phone: 44-207-638-9571/Fax: 44-207-282-8030/URL: www.incepta.com

Citigate

Consolidated network totals ($ in millions)

Worldwide 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $66.3 NA NA

Billings $442.4 NA NA

Asian & Pacific offices Billings

Citigate Window Creative, Hong Kong (MJ) 16.7

European offices Billings

Citigate Group Germany, Frankfurt/

Duesseldorf/Bonn/Berlin (MJ) 254.7

Citigate Italia, Milan (MJ) 6.8

Citigate SMARTS, Edinburgh (MJ) 11.2

Citigate Albert Frank, London (MJ) 87.9

Officer: David Wright, exec chmn

Headquarters: Citigate/3 London Wall Bldgs., London Wall, London, U.K. EC2M SSY/Phone: 44-207-638-9571/Fax: 44-207-282-8030/URL: www.incepta.com

Citigate Albert Frank

Agency totals ($ in millions)

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $11.0 $9.6 14.5

Billings $73.3 $75.0 -2.3

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Employees NA 61 NA

Offices 3 3 0.0

Notes: Citigate Albert Frank is a financial services agency with a business-to-business clientele. It has three U.S. offices, New York, San Francisco and Pasadena, Calif.

Officer: David Wright, exec chmn

Headquarters: Citigate Albert Frank/850 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022/Phone: 212-508-3400/Fax: 212-508-3544/URL: www.citigateaf.com

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